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July 12 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am CDT

Video/web conference

“Understanding the Structural Impact of Racism, Racial Trauma and Suicide Prevention” presentation

Centerstone will host “Understanding the Structural Impact of Racism, Racial Trauma and Suicide Prevention” presentation on July 12 from 9-10:30 a.m. CT via Zoom. CEUs are available and there is no charge to attend.

Objectives of the training include:

  • Define and discuss racial trauma
  • Review how racism affects collective and individual mental health
  • Gain insight into the implications of racial trauma for suicide prevention

One presenter of the training will be Jeremy Allen with Southern Illinois University – Carbondale (SIU-C). Allen is a Ph.D. candidate in Sociology at SIU-C who specializes in race. He has taught Sociology 108 Introduction to Sociology, 215 Race and Ethnic Relations in the U.S., and 303 Sociology of Deviance. He has academic training in stratification, race, criminology, research methods, and analysis. Additionally, Allen has decades of lived experience relating to his primary area of study.

Tandra M. Rutledge will serve as a co-presenter of “Understanding the Structural Impact of Racism, Racial Trauma and Suicide Prevention.” Rutledge is a mental health advocate, consultant, and certified suicide prevention educator. She is the Director of Healthcare Systems Initiative for Project 2025, a national initiative of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention aimed at reducing the annual suicide rate in the US by 20% by 2025. To achieve this bold goal, Rutledge mobilizes and engages partners across the healthcare field and emergency departments, firearms and corrections, as well as influencers and media at the national and state levels to drive policy changes and implement best practices.

“With a master’s degree in clinical psychology and more than 25 years of healthcare, executive leadership, and clinical experience, Rutledge dismantles stigma and cultivates resilience through a social justice and racial equity lens,” said Hannah Chapman, Centerstone Trauma, Treatment and Training (CT3) Trauma Training and Care Coordinator. “A highly regarded speaker and trusted subject matter expert, Rutledge fosters deep, honest connections with diverse audiences that heal, inspire, and transform individuals, groups, and organizations.”

This training has 1.5 hours of continuing education approved for IL LCPC / LPC, IL LCSW / LSW, and IL Nursing (LPN, RN, APN) under IDFPR Professional Counselor CE License No. 197.000263 and IDFPR Nurse CE Sponsor License No. 236.000184.

Illinois Certification Board continuing education units (CEUs) have been awarded as follows: ICB PROGRAM NUMBER: 19351. Counselor II, Preventionist II, CARS II, CODP I or II, PCGC II, CCJP II, CRSS I or II, CPRS I or II, MAATP II, CFPP II, CVSS II. Continuing Education Units: 1.5.

To register, visit https://bit.ly/0712bcc. For more information, contact Hannah Chapman with Centerstone’s Trauma, Treatment & Training (CT3) program, at Hannah.Chapman@Centerstone.org or David Mills with Centerstone’s Building Compassionate Communities (BCC) program at David.Mills@Centerstone.org.

This training is sponsored by Centerstone’s CT3 and BCC programs and Heritage Behavioral Health Center.

For more information about CT3, visit centerstone.org/programs/centerstone-trauma-treatment-training/.

For more information about BCC, visit centerstone.org/programs/building-compassionate-communities/.

For more information about Heritage Behavioral Health Center, visit heritagenet.org.


July 12
9:00 am - 10:30 am CDT
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